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Hong Kong: new influences

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were 


China: Metamorphosis

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation


Is Linklaters ready for a China alliance?

23-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Is Linklaters on the hunt for an alliance in China? Sources suggest the magic circle firm has been touting the market for a deal, but it's by no means done. Reporter Kate Beioley discusses the opportunities that lie ahead


Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

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Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

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Three more partners quit DLA Piper’s Asia practice

17-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has suffered three more partner departures in Asia Pacific, two in Hong Kong and one who recently transferred from Hong Kong to Singapore.


Clydes snaps up Clifford Chance's China head of litigation and arbitration

15-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s China head of litigation and arbitration Patrick Zheng has joined Clyde & Co as Beijing office managing partner.

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Hogan Lovells snares ENS tax and China specialist

4-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells has made its second South African lateral hire since its launch in the jurisdiction, picking up ENSafrica China group head Ernie Lai King.

China Briefings

Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran download subscription

Allen & Overy 28-Jul-2014

On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.

New regulations make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad download subscription

Minter Ellison 28-Jul-2014

SAFE has announced reforms to its foreign exchange administration in order to make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad.

Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 28-Jul-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

Berth damage — Terminal Contenitori Porto di Genova SpA v China Shipping Container Lines Ltd weblink subscription

Ince & Co 25-Jul-2014

Instances of vessels making contact with and damaging a berth are fairly common. Disputed claims on liability are much rarer.

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Tax Newsletter — May/June 2014: review of PRC and Hong Kong tax developments download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Jul-2014

DLA Piper’s May/June 2014 edition of its Tax Newsletter provides a review of People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong tax developments.

Reduced restrictions on foreign investment in Shanghai pilot free-trade zone download subscription

Minter Ellison 22-Jul-2014

After launching the Shanghai pilot free-trade zone nine months ago, the Shanghai government has released the 2014 Negative List. 

Transforming for growth: consumer business in the digital age download subscription

KPMG 18-Jul-2014

In this year’s Top of Mind Survey, 469 consumer executives were asked how technology and other consumer and industry trends were influencing their corporate strategies.

China increases flexibility for banks dealing with foreign exchange download subscription

Minter Ellison 16-Jul-2014

The People’s Bank of China released the Administrative Measures for the Foreign Exchange Purchase and Sale Business Provided by Banks on 22 June 2014.

MOFCOM loosens registered capital requirements for FIEs download subscription

Minter Ellison 16-Jul-2014

A series of laws and regulations have been promulgated to introduce the capital subscription system and remove the paid-in capital registration system.

Shanghai: Chinese Supreme Court strengthens interpretation on respecting the independence of refund guarantees weblink subscription

Ince & Co 16-Jul-2014

The Chinese Supreme Court in November 2013 circulated a draft judicial interpretation dealing with cases in relation to independent guarantees.

The Financial Report — Canadian securities regulators propose gender diversity amendments; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 14-Jul-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.13) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.

Mixed feelings: China censures bitcoin while Hong Kong embraces it download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jul-2014

Last December, bitcoin prices plummeted by nearly half, after Chinese authorities banned all financial institutions in China from engaging in bitcoin-related business.

Climate Change Newsletter: US Supreme Court largely upholds EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases from major new and modified sources; and more download subscription

Dentons 9-Jul-2014

This edition of Dentons’ Climate Change Newsletter starts with the US Supreme Court’s most recent review of EPA regulations, the so-called ‘tailoring rule’.

Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content — June 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Jun-2014

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.